Award for West Midlands hair stylists

Two super stylists from Royston Blythe have been named West Midlands Hairdressers of the Year.

Award for West Midlands hair stylists

Sophie Beattie and Nick Malenko, centre and right, pictured with fashion photographer Richard Miles.

Co-owner Nick Malenko and artistic director Sophie Beattie, who both work at the salon in St Mary’s Street, Shrewsbury, were honoured at the  British Hairdressing Awards.

The most influential stylists in the country gathered at London’s  Grosvenor Hotel for the ceremony hosted by James Corden. 

Mr Malenko, whose husband the salons in Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton are named after, said: “It’s always great to win. This is an industry event and it’s always very important to be recognised by other people in the industry.

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“It was a great night. There are thousands of the best hairdressers in the country all gathered here, so it’s a good chance to catch up with everyone.”

Despite a string of awards and clientele including the likes of Antonio Banderes and Katy Perry, Mr Malenko isn’t entirely sure what sets them apart.

“You do what you do, although education and working with new staff to bring out their best has always been important to us,” he said.

“We work all over the world and take inspiration from where we’ve been. We’ve also got a great young team that constantly have new and exciting ideas.”

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Nick and Royston are also looking to move from their £1.6 million mansion, Wightwick House, close to the Bridgnorth Road just outside Wolverhampton.

Mr Blyth said: “We’ve had a few viewers so far. Nothing positive, but with a house this size, you’d expect it to take some time.”

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